Advent and the Decemberists’ A Beginning Song

Yesterday was the first day of Advent, marking the beginning of the Christian calendar. Advent is an alternative way to mark time, a counter-cultural contrast to the high, holy festival of holiday consumerism. It's a sober start, for sure, beginning by naming all that’s wrong in us and this world, connecting us to the deep… Continue reading Advent and the Decemberists’ A Beginning Song

A cannabis catechism

Today across Canada cannabis has been legalized. No longer restricted to medicinal marijuana, purchasing, possessing and consuming cannabis for recreational use is now legal. A wide conversation has been underway in Canada, with medical, social, policy and practical concerns being raised. Not unexpectedly, in a secular society like Canada, theological matters are notably absent. They… Continue reading A cannabis catechism